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2.7
781 Reviews (781)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
236
3 Stars
161
2 Stars
116
1 Stars
198
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.7
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.4
48.5%
Recommend this course
432 out of 781 reviews
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2.5
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
39
Conditions
2.1
Value
2.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
43.5%
Recommend this course
50 out of 115 reviews
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2.7
174 Reviews (174)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
35
1 Stars
45
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
49.4%
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86 out of 174 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6679 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.1

Opened in 1929, Old Orchard Country Club has a classic design with challenges that stand up to modern golf courses. Throughout the course, you'll see traces of the site's former use as a farm. Ancient apple trees from the original orchard frame many of the holes. The diverse layout will test you with a variety of different shots but the gently rolling terrain makes for an easy walk. Skill and strategy will be generously rewarded but it's not an overly punishing layout for the high handicapper. Old Orchard's greens play true and fast and they are often flanked with strategically positioned bunkers. A stream wanders through the golf course, coming into play on several holes. Golfers will face a tricky island green on the par-5 seventh hole as well as an almost-island green on the par-4 13th.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.7
781 Reviews (781)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 29
Bunkers 23
Forced Carries 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 43
Walkers 17
Seniors 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 19
Near Local Attractions 16
Convenient to the City 13

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Sad states of affairs

This course could be beautiful but it’s in beyond poor condition. Sand traps have weed growing in them, no distinction between tee boxes, fairway, rough. It’s like playing on a soccer field that has greens that have speed bumps like you’re approaching a toll booth on the parkway.

The green fees were cheap but honestly not worth time or money even on an incredibly low hot deal.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hello, u236318303. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0

I don't get it....
I read all the negative reviews about the condition of the course. Except for the aerated greens, the course was in fine shape. Even booked again for this Sunday!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/01/2021

Hi, u314162233105! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Old Orchard Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

poor conditions, fun round

the good; I shot a personal best 76 and there was no one else on the course.
the bad; guess there's a reason there was no one else on the course.
it's actually a fun layout, and any course I can play without waiting on shots is worth it for me.
but the fairway is barely different than the rough and the greens are very sandy and more brown than green. If you're close and it's $30 go for it as long as you know what you're getting lol but $50+ with a cart would be a little silly.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/30/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and you can always reach out to us at our golf pro shop so we can make things better.

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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Hi, u607031935. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

time for you to sell

course was in terrible condition, how many bad reviews do you need to figure out that you can't properly manage this facility? this is a classic old golf course that deserves proper maintenance. if your'e going to continue to run this course into the ground, then it is time for you to sell it & move on. your'e obviously in over your head. i've played there for many years & can't believe what's happened to this place!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Value

Course in very poor condition, sad because this golf course could compete with experience courses in the area, if properly maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Hi, eaglestd1718,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Old Orchard Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/21/2021

Hi, barrybel. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hello, shinch0223. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Like playing at the beach

The entire course is in very poor condition. Grass is way too high all throughout and the greens are like playing at the beach.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hi, u314162131652. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Only the front 9 was open so we played it twice. It is nice to know they care about fixing the course that they closed the back nine. Beautiful course that hopefully will be fabulous once the greens are repaired on the front and back nine.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hi, u314160257458. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we are working on finishing the rest of our course very soon. Thank you for playing Old Orchard Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible Course Condition

There are absolutely no difference between fairway and rough! Crab grass everywhere! Greens look like an old ripped up turf carpet. Cannot putt at all. And it still costs $50+. Shouldn’t be in business honestly. Looks like it was abandoned a decade ago. Explains why the parking lot was empty when we arrived.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/17/2021

Hello Sjhession22, thank you for your review and we appreciate your feedback. Our grounds crew was focused on aeration which is why you may have seen a difference in our course. Due to that, we gave golfers the option of playing 9 holes to reduce pricing. We apologize for the inconvenience as we are finishing up our aeration process.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I’ve played old orchard 3 times and I enjoy it more each time.great course just needs to be a little better kept after

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/10/2021

Hello, BeeTee21. Thank you for visiting us at Old Orchard Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review and will make improvements! We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/07/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course fell apart and is not being maintained.

Greens were patchy and awful, there were grass clippings a foot wide and 3 inches deep around most of the fairways, and on top of all of that the grill was broken and we couldn’t even get a hotdog at the turn. It has rained a lot and I can understand the conditions, but the price is out of hand for the course you’re playing. $40 would have been a slight disappointment, $72 just feels like you’re being robbed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible conditions and pace of play

On most holes, it’s hard to differentiate between the fairway and rough. Greens and tee boxes are absolutely putrid. Played 9 holes in 3 hrs and 7min sometimes waiting 15min between shots. Easily the worst course I’ve played, absolute waste of money, will NEVER go back and will implore others not to waste their money. You’re better off not playing if this is the only option.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Mostafa ali

The course was in very bad condition the grass was very high in the fairway, greens in bad shape, golf cart died by the 5 th hole had to be exchanged. The 13 or the 14 hole was closed and no one told us. It’s a shame this was a very nice course I played there for many years

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Needs TLC

This course has a very good layout, BUT it’s in dire need of maintenance, please please please please cut the grass, I can live with some of the greens being not up to par, but the grass really needs to be cut

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Thank you for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

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